CDW Studios School of Visual Effects and Entertainment Design has been running since 2011, providing students Australia wide with the most up to date and relevant education available to work in the VFX and entertainment design industry.
CDW Studios partnered with Flinders University in 2016 to offer the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design) degree that has been heralded as the number 1 school for Digital Illustration in 2017 by The Rookies. All CDW Studios courses are taught by industry professionals who have worked for a range of international companies such as Disney, Blizzard Entertainment, Rising Sun Pictures, WETA, Wizards of the Coast and Lego just to name a few.
Students experience learning in a realistic studio setting, and all classes are delivered using a state of the art multimedia facility. Each week instructors provide a live demonstration of the weeks work, before offering individual advice and feedback to all students. Students not only receive individual art critique each week, but are also able to view their instructors workflow, pipeline and techniques.
CDW Studios provides an intense learning experience combined with a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, catering for all skill levels. From 3D modeling to 2D character design, CDW Studios is the right place for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the visual effects and entertainment design industry. The aim of CDW Studios is to deliver practical classes that directly help hone skills used in the professional working environment.
Living in Adelaide
Adelaide has very pretty scenery, and currently stands as one of the 'Worlds Most Liveable Cities' according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 rankings. It is a coastal city, which has a number of fantastic beaches a short distance from the city. There are world famous wine regions to the North and South of Adelaide, spoiling any wine lover for choice. The climate in Adelaide is typically considered mild for Australia, but it still has the odd 40 degree day in the middle of summer.
My time at CDW Studios and Flinders University has allowed me to focus 100% of my time on refining my skills set. The discipline I established through my time studying has grown in a way that I can confidently take my abilities and contribute to the entertainment industry.
Studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts (VEED) with CDW Studios and Flinders University helped me figure out the direction I wanted to head towards in terms of careers. With the guidance/assistance of their supportive lecturers and topic coordinators my experience was smooth and rewarding with knowledge of the industry and techniques to develop my sculpting skills.
Studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design) was the best decision I made as an artist. I didn't know what I wanted to do 4+ years ago and Flinders University / CDW Studios provided all the reassurance I needed as a young artist.